Chef Eddy Van Damme

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author.

Meet the Chef

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author. A native of Belgium, Eddy was introduced to the world of baking from an early age, learning at the feet of his mother Ana, a passionate cook and home baker and his late uncle Oscar, a baking scientist. 

Chef Eddy started baking at the age of 10 and during his teens, his talent was discovered by one of Belgium finest pastry shops, Bundervoet. Eddy attended pastry school in Bruges and at PIVA in Antwerp. He studied patisserie in Paris at LeNôtre and Cacao Barry. Eddy’s other passion in life was America. As a teenager a huge map of the United States filled up his bedroom wall and his mother made him a small American flag which he fastened on his car’s antenna. While taking a trip to Germany on the train, Eddy met a woman from Texas who invited him for a visit to her ranch. He took her up on the offer and ever since Eddy has made his home in America. However, he still travels at least twice a year to visit his family in Europe and to keep up with the latest pastry trends. 

Throughout his career, Eddy has won numerous awards and pastry competitions and holds 5 ACF gold medals. He is the co-author of “On Baking: A Textbook of Baking and Pastry Fundamentals” named by Gourmand International as the best cookbook for professionals. His weekly TV show, Bake It, can be seen in Houston on CBS station KHOU-TV.

“On Baking” Cookbook

On Baking, Third Edition brings a fresh new design and 350+ new images to the “fundamentals” approach that has prepared thousands of students for successful careers in the baking and pastry arts. Co-written by Eddy Van Damme.
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Latest Recipes

Lime Mousse with Sweet Dark Cherries

This Lime Mousse with Sweet Dark Cherries combines a refreshing lime mousse with sweet tart cherries for a mouth-watering dessert. An easy treat to...

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

These delicate crumbly Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread cookies are simply divine. Made without eggs, they are a perfect cookie for people with egg...

Brownie Cherry Jubilee Coupe

The combination of homemade brownies, ice cream, and deliciously tart cherries makes this Brownie Cherry Jubilee Coupe an irresistible dessert. You...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Caramelized Cinnamon Almonds

Almonds are a great source of essential nutrients. This recipe adds a little cinnamon sweetness to make these healthy nuts oh so irresistible.

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

If you like carrot cake, you will love these Carrot Cake Cookie Cups. They are a tasty bite-sized treat stuffed full of carrots and pecans, and then...

Celery Jam

Celery jam may seem a bit confusing at first, but when paired with a cheese platter including brie or goat cheese and it all makes perfect sense. This...

Chai Snickerdoodles

The exotic aromas and spicy flavors of Chai Tea (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and white pepper) are captured perfectly in these soft and tender cookies....

Cheddar and Cranberry Irish Soda Bread

From start to finish, no bread is quicker to make than Irish soda bread. While some soda bread recipes can be dry, this Cheddar and Cranberry Irish...

Chef Eddy's Apple Sauce

One of the easiest recipes to make and yet so satisfying. Half it, double or triple it or keep the recipe as it is. If desired, you can make the apple...

Chef Eddy's Cream Horns

You'll be amazed at how easy cream horns are to make. They look and sound fancy, but you don't need to be an expert baker to make them. The not-too...

Chef Eddy's Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick, easy and chock full of peanutty goodness, Chef Eddy's take on the classic peanut butter cookie recipe will please the whole family. Can be...

Chef Eddy's Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is quick and easy to make and is a must have for the holidays. Often it is made with evaporated milk but this pumpkin pie is made with...

Chef Eddy's Texas Sheet Cake

Chef Eddy's take on a Texas Sheet Cake takes the traditional cake recipe and adds even more cocoa powder, dark brown sugar and brewed coffee for a...